Reviews for Trenton Auction Services

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Rated Review by Thomas L.
"We hired
to auction approximately 200-300 items from our home. Some were small items and some were very nice antiques. We had so many items that
picked up at our home, that we used photos to inventory the items.
did not inventory any of the items and did not
or number any of the items at our home. I asked Mr.
how he kept our items separate from other auction items and was told that he had separate storage for our items. I expressed my concern that since his company did not place any
or numbers on items (especially the higher dollar items) that if they were not kept together that there was no way to track the owner for payment. I was again assured that they kept them together and tracked the sale of each item. This proved not to be the case. After the first auction took place we received and check and list for the items sold about 1/2 of the items we sent were on the list - most of the really nice items were not on the list. I emailed Mr
expressing my concern that many items were missing and was told the he was putting the unsold items in different auctions that he was running. With no way for Mr
to track who the owner of the items is - how was he going to pay the owner for the sale of the item? Over the next few weeks we received a few more very small checks but many high dollar items were missing. We emailed back and forth but never got an answer on were the missing items are. We have asked for the list of who bought what but have not heard back for Mr.
yet.
We have photos of the items sent and those still missing if needed.
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Rated Review by Mary O.
"The auctioneer responded to my initial phone call very quickly. He was the only one who answered his phone the day I was calling. Others I left messages for didn't return my call until 2 days later. He came out and looked at my things and gave me an no cost estimate. He was very reasonable. We agreed on a sale date. He came out 2 times before the sale date to set it up with his staff. He answered all my questions which I had many in a clear and understandable manner.
The day of the sale he and his staff arrived early and went right to work setting up. He introduced me to each one of his staff and told me what their job was. The auction started on time and went very quickly. He sold all my items and I feel he got a good price for them. The staff cleaned the area up very well when it was done and all items were gone.
I highly recommend
and his staff. They are very professional and preformed all the services we agreed upon in a timely manner. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again should I ever need this type of service again. He took the worry out of all the concerns I had and I was extremely pleased.
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to arrange a meeting. They arrived at our home promptly and thoroughly explained the service they could provide and outlined the fees and commissions. We agreed to employ them and started to go over the items we had collected for sale. Together we did a complete inventory of the items and we gave them any particular information on items of special interest. They took the items and after extensive research on the values of the items put them for sale on ebay, fetching far more per item than we imagined. It was obvious that
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kept us well informed on the progress of sales and every month sends a check for the items sold with a complete accounting of the sale price, fee, and commission.
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again came to our home to take more items for sale. Again they arrived at the appointed hour and we went through the same inventorying and describing of items. We have yet more items and will contact them soon about another meeting.
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"Overview: Due to a death in the family, we had a 6000 sq ft. home full of furniture, clothing, personal items, kitchenware and vehicles that we needed to sell and/or remove in order to place the home on the
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never disappointed in the entire process. They turned a large estate into a store for the four days of the sale, remained there and ensured security the entire time. They accurately priced all contents, and worked with us through any questions we had. We saw their operation during the sale and it was A1. They moved a large number of buyers through the estate, and sold the majority of items. Whenever we called
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with questions we immediately received a response. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again for any type of business venture, they were that good, and that trustworthy.
Cost: Most sellers in this business will charge between 25% and 30% of the total taken, as did
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, but for an Estate as large as this it was well worth it. And, for a reasonable fee, the carpets were cleaned following the sale, and all remaining items removed so we can move forward with the home sale. We received a complete listing of items sold and cost.


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"I won/purchased two items at a
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Auction House auction held in Lewiston, NY on June 21, 2014. The auction listing stated that all items had been "authenticated and appraised".
The first item was a WWI Navy recruitment poster. When the item came up for bids, I specifically asked the auctioneer/owner, Mr.
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The second item, and, by far, the more expensive was an art glass vase listed in writing as being made by
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Chihuly, a highly regarded glass artist. When we returned home with the vase, we examined the signature and it was obvious that the initials HNB were definitely NOT those of the artist. I contacted the west coast Chihuly headquarters and they confirmed that the signature and the design of the piece were not that of Chihuly. In addition, there was a second vase purchased by another party that was similar in design to the one I purchased. Therefore, there was another party who fell victim to this scam.
When this was brought to the attention of the auction house, Mr.
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refused to stand behind their written assertions that all pieces, including these, were authentic. Mr.
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said that my purchase was on a "where is, as is" basis.
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was very responsive to our email inquiry. Though their website was pretty direct, they reiterated their services clearly. They asked for an inventory of what we were interested in consigning and let us know what was of value and what wasn't. We made an appointment for the following day to bring the items in (please note that they are by appointment only). They were pleasant in person and gave us a receipt with online tracking so we could watch our auctions. All the items went up in a few days and the auctions ended in 10. They did a great job of describing the items as well as took very professional pics. When the items sold, they went for much higher than other similarly listed items. After 30 days they notified us of our payment being on the way and we received a check a few days later. Overall, I can't recommend them enough. Selling on
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was very compassionate and honest prior to the sale. She realizes the difficult process the owners are experiencing. She explained her pricing methods in detail and answered all the questions I had leading up to the sale. SHE WILL RETURN ALL YOUR PHONE CALLS IN A TIMELY MANNER. Text Messaging is a preferred method of communication and are returned VERY promptly. Prior to the sale,
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spent hours going through items, cleaning/removing tarnish/polishing, bundling similar items and fairly pricing each and every item. By the time the sale arrived, all items were on display attractively. The staff at the sale were active and professional, helping shoppers with any questions and constantly moving items to fill areas emptied when sold or just moving items to better locations to gain attention. At the close of the sale day, items were repositioned for the beginning of the next sale day. A standard procedure for Estate Sales is the final day prices are dropped 50%, which helped clear items from the house. A HUGE advantage of having
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handle the sale is her consignment shop, the Shop@11th. If you or
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the item down. If it does not sell,
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might agree to move the item(s) to her shop to sell on consignment. This gives the owner great piece of mind knowing that nice items will not go "free" to a charity. Once the sale is over and items are removed to the Shop@11th, the remaining items are boxed and bagged, a LOCAL charity is contacted and removed. A donation form is provided for tax purposes.
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then comes into the house, makes sure all items are out, cleans and makes sure the home is ready for sale. Distribution of sale proceeds is done in a prompt manner, with complete explanations of fees, commissions and disposition of items on consignment. She will even clean and/or resurface items to sell at the best price attainable.
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took a very sad occasion and turned it into something that worked out very well. She has a great personality that will bring a smile to your face. I am truly happy I found her to handle my Mother's Estate Sale.
A word of caution about Estate Sales... if it is for a loved one's possessions, STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM THE SALE AS POSSIBLE! I was
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's first family member she allowed to attend a sale, since I had been working on the house for months prior to contracting her. I thought I was totally dispassionate with the items in the house, ready for them to be gone and wanting the house sold. Seeing shoppers come in, sort through, bargain for and carry out my Mother's possessions had a larger affect on me than I thought. Listen to
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"They worked very, very hard to make our sale a success. They were very nice to work with, professional, courteous, punctual, and flexible. They went above and beyond what other providers would have done to make sure our sale was a success, keeping in mind the feelings of the family. While other companies told us to just turn over the keys and come back when the sale was done,
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welcomed us to be as involved as we wanted to be and that meant a lot to us. There was so much stuff to sort through, we couldn't look through everything before they began. They carefully put personal items aside for us to sort through later and when we found a few items for sale that meant a lot to the family, we were allowed to withdraw them from the sale. If we had gone with another company, I feel these items would have been gone forever as we were told we should not attend the sale. Their efforts were very much appreciated and I would definitely use their services again.
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A PLUS APPRAISAL CO

3420 ROSE CIR
Trenton, MI

Aarons Estate Sales LLC

P.O. Box 179
Birmingham, MI

Absolute Town & Country Estate Sales

19326 Ike St
Roseville, MI

ACM Auctions & Estate Sales

PO Box 1481
Southgate, MI

ADVANCED RELOCATION SERVICES

P. O. box 532552
Livonia, MI

All Out Estate Sales

5623 Horger St.
Dearborn, MI

Americana Estate Sales

3527 Whispering Brook Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Attic 2 Basement LLC

21701 Morley Ave
Dearborn, MI

Attic Estate Sales By Jamie

23109 country view lane
Flat Rock, MI

Bobby's Auto Center

4090 E 14 Mile Rd
Warren, MI

Christy's Estate Operations Inc

7383 Deerhill Dr
Clarkston, MI

Doug Dalton Auctioneer

38 Henry St.
Belleville, MI

Elite Inventory, LLC

6219 Pinewood Drive
Clarkston, MI

eRepairables.com

P.O. Box 865
Royal Oak, MI

Estate Sales by Gene & Melissa LaLonde

1323 London Ave.
Lincoln Park, MI

Firestone Complete Auto Care - Detroit

1801 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI

Mallek Service

1500 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI

MHA PROPERTIES APPRAISAL

22351 WOODSTOCK CT
Trenton, MI

Morgans Complete Auto & Truck

57660 Gratiot Ave
New Haven, MI
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